5 moves the NY Giants can now make with their increased salary cap

Joe Schoen has a lot of options heading into free agency
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1. Reunite with WR Odell Beckham Jr.

The Giants wide receivers room is going to be very thin entering free agency, as Sterling Shepard, Parris Campbell and Isaiah Hodgins are all free agents and none are guaranteed to return. That leaves Darius Slayton, Jalin Hyatt and Wan’Dale Robinson, who are all productive, but that’s not enough.

Even if Darren Waller does return, he’s considered a wide receiver who is a tight end. The Giants need actual receivers, and this is where reuniting with Odell Beckham Jr. comes into play. The Giants and Beckham met back in the 2022 season in a free agent meeting, but he didn’t sign. Beckham ended up playing for the Baltimore Ravens and he showed he can still play at a decent level.

Beckham never wanted to leave the Giants, as Dave Gettleman was the one who traded him out of town back in March of 2019. It was a move that many Giants fans were opposed to and one many wish they could have back. Since Beckham left town, the Giants haven’t had a 1,000-yard receiver on the team.

Is Beckham still that kind of receiver? Probably not, but can Beckham be better than some of the receivers the Giants have had out there? Potentially. If the Giants had interest in Beckham before, they could have interest again and it might not cost as much as it did for the Ravens to get him a year ago.